Media Advisory
From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
February 27, 2007
Contact: Tiffany Champion
(512) 463-0126

Senator Van de Putte Presents San Antonio Physician, Dr. Francisco Barrera, as Physician of the Day

(AUSTIN) -- On Tuesday, February 27, Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) introduced Dr. Francisco Barrera as Physician of the Day for the Texas Legislature.

Dr. Barrera is a family physician in San Antonio. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed his residency with the Bexar County Hospital District in 1991.

Dr. Barrera currently serves as Medical Director of the Bandera Rural Medical Clinic and he serves as Chief of Family Practice for Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital.

A Physician of the Day is introduced each day of the legislative session. The physician then remains on call for the duration of the day to provide medical attention to members of the legislature, staff and daily visitors.

The Physician of the Day program is sponsored by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.